Mold Remediation Resources
If you've experienced mold in your home or business, you likely have questions. See our mold resources below for help.
- Mold has lots of tell-tale signs, but is there any way to know it is growing in your walls? Great news—there is. In fact, while the thought of mold in your home in any form can be daunting, finding and identifying it can be very simple.A Background on MoldThe Cambridge Dictionary’s definition of mold is “a soft, green or gray growth that develops on old food or on objects that have been left for t...Read MoreLet’s face it—mold seems to appear at the worst times. Whether it grows after flood water recedes, water lines burst, or you find it growing under your kitchen sink, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says that in addition to being a sneaky, opportunistic growth, mold can also be a health hazard.If you’re reading this, you’ve probably found mold in your home or business, and are ...Read MoreMold is an everyday part of life. Although it can never be completely removed from a space (and tends to enter homes and businesses via open windows and doors, on clothing, and even on pets, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), you may, understandably, have questions about this pesky growth. While many of us are familiar with the common sign of mold in a property—a dark gr...Read MoreMold is an everyday part of life, and a natural part of the environment. In fact, mold can enter your home or business through many avenues, such as on clothing, pets, heating and cooling systems, ventilation systems, or with the wind when a door or window is opened. But what is mold, exactly? Is it dangerous? Where is mold commonly found? Why does it grow? This article provides the answers to the...Read MoreMold can be a serious problem for homeowners and businesses alike. Not only can it cause damage to property and belongings, but it can also lead to health effects. Moreover, it may be difficult to detect, since it can appear in locations such as crawlspaces, airducts, attics, and basements. It’s important to have a basic understanding of the different types of mold and how to identify them, so yo...Read MoreWhat You Can Do Until Help ArrivesIn as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO® professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem....Read MoreWhether you’ve survived a leaky roof or faulty pipe, the aftermath of water damage can leave a lingering odor. That mildew smell can ruin a new restoration or even be a sign that there are still potential hazards in the home. To help you get that mildew smell out of the house, our team compiled all of their top tips and information. How to Get Rid of Mildew Smell Getting rid of mildew smells can b...Read MoreA musty smell in basement rooms can ruin even the nicest renovation or living space. If you’ve noticed unusual odors from the basement, it might be time to call in the professionals. If this is your first time dealing with musty smell removal, there are a few things you should know before getting started.What Causes a Musty Smell in Basements?Before we talk about how to get rid of musty smells in ...Read MoreIn addition to causing significant property damage, mold can produce allergens and irritants that can cause health effects. SERVPRO® understands mold and mold growth, and has the training and equipment to remediate the mold in your home or business.Understanding Mold Microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, so removing all mold from a home or business is imp...Read MoreWhat’s the Difference? Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. A qualified restoration company understands the science behind mold and mold growth. SERVPRO has the training and expertis...Read MoreStachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called “black mold” or “toxic mold”. Sensational news reports warn about the dangers of black mold and these stories can be alarming and confusing. Any mold in your home should be treated with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold? Since many types of mold can produce allergens and ...Read More